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Contains material to show the basic mathematics and physics which govern the design and flight of rockets, and tips on how to build your own model rocket.
Here NASA explain how the principle of centre of mass is applied to produce the motion of rockets.
A description of British Rockets and rocket aircraft. A History of the British Rocketry Programme 1950-1971.
Design a paper rocket propelled by alka seltzer and water to demonstrate Newton's third law of motion in this simple experiment to try at home. Very simple instructions, plus some helpful questions.
A simple experiment to make rockets out of plastic containers, baking soda, vinegar and water.
A short video explaining how rockets work to head towards the sky covering solid and liquid propellants.
Resources, information, and ideas about model rockets for schools
The thrust of a rocket can be modeled from a generalization of Newton's 2nd Law to include a variable mass.
Make a rocket using only a bottle of fizzy drink and some mints.
A material being researched for health uses could lead to a new type of rocket engine.
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